Thales lodges itself in F-35 visor
The French defence group is claiming ownership of one of the key technologies that has gone into the new US fighter aircraft. [...]
In 2014, Lockheed Martin was the biggest defence company in the world. It is in security, aerospace and aeronautics. Lockheed Martin is the manufacturer of the latest US fighter jets, the F-22 and the F-35.
Since selling his private security company Blackwater in 2011, former Navy Seal Erik Prince has been developing a new business venture, this time in the aeronautics field. Behind a series of FVCs the world's best-known private security businessman has built [...]
Since the shrinking budgets of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) can no longer support the industry alone, the Obama administration has gradually lifted the barriers forbidding foreign exports of US-built military satellites and very [...]
Chief executive of Blenheim Capital Partners since its foundation in 2006, Grant Rogan has been active in the Gulf since the 1980s. His father, Richard Grant Rogan, was already a connoisseur of the region. Middle East director of Northrop Grumman in the 1970s, he was a regular contact of Adnan Khashoggi, the famous Saudi arms dealer. His son, Grant, quickly opted to specialise in the discreet offs [...]
Fadel Al Kaabi, formerly of the Tawazun sovereign fund, set up the International Golden Group (IGG) in 2002. The company, which is headed by Fadel's uncle, former armed forces deputy chief of staff Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi, specialises in partnerships with Western defence groups like France's Thales, Britain's BAE, Paramount of South Africa and Italy's Selex. In 2013, IGG also went into partnership [...]